Guiding Principles: Laying the Tracks for Your Business

Ever since Built to Last was published in 1994, companies have been “core value” happy. Walk into almost any corporate office and you’re bound to see words like INTEGRITY, TEAMWORK, and this a good one, QUALITY, displayed on lackluster decals. Actually, there’s a better chance that you’ll gloss right over them – but they are there. Attempting to implement core values in this way is not only ineffective, but potentially harmful to your business. Thankfully, there is a more effective alternative- guiding principles.


The Official Web Design Process of HMG Creative

Our Process

Throughout all of our projects, we strategically plan every step before it is taken. Tried and true, we’ve built our meticulous web design process on one rule: no shortcuts. Think of it like Kevlar – strong enough to get the job done, yet flexible enough to fit around anything. Ultimately, we have designed this process to protect what goes inside of it.  Continue…

Why an External Marketing Team is the Right Move for Your Business

The importance of marketing for any business is no secret. The real issue can be deciding on whether to hire an external marketing team or to keep your efforts in-house. After all, your marketing strategy determines the overall success of your business, and you want to make the right choice. Ultimately, it’s important for business owners to do the research before deciding, so we broke it down for you!


Six Website Upgrades to Improve your Conversion Rates

Conversion rate optimisation (CRO) is something that businesses of all sizes need to start taking more seriously. As your digital marketing and SEO efforts become more sophisticated you will attract more visitors to your site – but there’s no use getting lots of potential customers onto a page if they aren’t going to result into a sale. Here are six website upgrades you can use to improve your conversion rates.


Make It or Break It: Company Culture

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast” – Peter Drucker

There is some debate whether Drucker actually said this but since his passing, we’ll never know. Either way, it’s a safe assumption that he believed it.

The Importance of Company Culture

If culture is so important, do you think it’s disingenuous to strategize it? After all, transforming a company’s culture can be one of the toughest undertakings an organization can assume. I’ve seen plenty of organizations that have tried basically everything with little success.


How to Use Email Marketing to Build Brand Awareness

Essentially, brand awareness is the level of consciousness that people have with your brand. It’s a measure of how easily people recall your brand when thinking about a product or service.

If you want to successfully build brand awareness, then email marketing is the way to go. Why? Because email marketing allows you to reach people on a channel they use several times every single day.


Oculus Go: Our First Jump Into Virtual Reality

You jump into another dimension where it is possible to be another person, from another place, with a different personality, voice, opinion and being; where you are able to reach someone else from across the world in a simple press of a button; where nothing around you is what you could really see. Right next to you, two people speak to one another in a conjoined space and time. Although the two interactions are both happening in the real world, one is facilitated by technology and the other is not. Virtual reality, the new trend sweeping the scene, seems to blur these lines by merging the physical world and the digital world.


Corporate Culture: From Product to People

Culture; a word that has taken the corporate world by storm in the last decade. From how workplaces communicate, dress and think to the personalities they boast to their audiences, people are beginning to place labels on certain companies and their brands as a result of the people that represent them. Research shows that a company’s “culture”, is now one of the leading determining factors of candidate fit in hiring and recruitment practices.


Out With The Old & In With The New: An Intern’s Farewell

As this chapter comes to a close and I move into my senior year at The University of Texas, I have come to appreciate so many of the valuable lessons I’ve learned along the way. Professionally, I have gained numerous skills and knowledge in the marketing and communications sphere. Personally, I have been pushed to challenge my boundaries and turn opportunities into accomplishments.


HMG Named In The Top 5 Creative Agencies Of ATX On Clutch

Another year of work under our belt and another Clutch award at our feet. HMG is proud to announce that we have been named one of Austin’s top 5 creative agencies for the fourth year in a row! We are honored to stand among some of the leading agencies in such a competitive field right here in the lone star state.